Definition of rhythm:
- A division of lines into short portions by a regular succession of arses and theses, or percussions and remissions of voice on words or syllables.
- In the widest sense, a dividing into short portions by a regular succession of motions, impulses, sounds, accents, etc., producing an agreeable effect, as in music poetry, the dance, or the like.
- Movement in musical time, with periodical recurrence of accent; the measured beat or pulse which marks the character and expression of the music; symmetry of movement and accent.
- The harmonious flow of vocal sounds.
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- oscillation (part of speech: noun)
- regularity (part of speech: noun)
- recurrence (part of speech: noun)
- "Salammbo", Gustave Flaubert.
BachÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢âÂ¢ s system was wiser, for it took his pupils farther, since he did not limit their attention, as his predecessors did, to the harmonic structure, but extended it to the qualities that constitute good writing, namely, consistency of expression, variety of style, rhythm, and melody.- "Johann Sebastian Bach", Johann Nikolaus Forkel and Charles Sanford Terry.
- "The Prelude to Adventure", Hugh Walpole.